There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Besançon by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville TGV / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte Tgv

$80 - $104

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Basel City Centre Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Besançon

$22 - $28

3 alternative options

Train via Belfort Ville  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville TGV / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Belfort Ville Ic
  3. Take the train from Belfort Ville to Besançon-Viotte

$84 - $116

Train, bus  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Brugg AG to Basel SBB 36 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Besançon 099

$42 - $75

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Besançon 159.3 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Besançon is to bus which costs SFr 22 - SFr 28 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Besançon is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Besançon is 191 km. The road distance is 254.9 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from Zürich to Besançon, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Besançon via Basel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Besançon-Viotte via Mulhouse Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Besançon.
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  • Distance: 119.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 12 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Besançon, France?

You can take a train from Zürich to Besançon via Mulhouse Ville in around 3 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Besançon via Basel City Centre and Basel in around 4 h 30 min.

Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
$50 - $70
First
$85 - $110
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $36
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $36
1st Class
$50 - $60
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Standard
$50 - $70
First
$85 - $110
Train from Brugg AG to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF
Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Belfort Ville
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $20
1st Class
$17 - $27
Train from Belfort Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $28
1st Class
$26 - $40
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Basel City Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Besançon
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Besançon
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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